IEBC nominees appear before Justice and Legal Affairs Committee for vetting

KTN Newsdesk | Tuesday 10 Jan 2017 2:40 pm

The vetting of candidates nominated for appointment to the independent and electoral boundaries commission (IEBC) starts this morning, amid mixed reactions about their suitability. Wafula Chebukati, who is seeking to succeed Issack Hassan as the chairman, was the first to face the national assembly’s justice and legal affairs committee, chaired by Samuel Chepkonga. The selection panel forwarded to president Uhuru Kenyatta two nominees for the position of chairperson and nine for commissioners and was expected to pick the chairperson and six commissioners within seven days. Questions have been raised about Chebukati's appropriateness for the position following reports that other candidates performed better than he did in interviews conducted by the IEBC selection panel.